Okeechobee, Florida Population 2024

5,608

Okeechobee is a city located in Okeechobee County Florida. Okeechobee has a 2024 population of 5,608. It is also the county seat of Okeechobee County.Okeechobee is currently growing at a rate of 1.59% annually and its population has increased by 6.84% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,249 in 2020.

The average household income in Okeechobee is $60,394 with a poverty rate of 22.2%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Okeechobee is 39.4 years, 39.3 years for males, and 39.5 years for females.

Okeechobee Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Okeechobee was:

  • White: 75.99%
  • Black or African American: 15.77%
  • Two or more races: 4.96%
  • Asian: 2.99%
  • Other race: 0.19%
  • Native American: 0.09%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
State
Florida
Land Area (mi²)
4.1 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,382.80/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
6.84% (359)
The current population of Okeechobee, Florida is 5,608 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 5,249.

Okeechobee, Florida Population 2024

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Okeechobee Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White4,04275.99%
Black or African American83915.77%
Two or more races2644.96%
Asian1592.99%
Other race100.19%
Native American50.09%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Okeechobee Population by Race

Okeechobee Population Pyramid 2024

Okeechobee Median Age

39.4

Total

39.3

Male

39.5

Female

Okeechobee Adults

There are 4,149 adults, (943 of whom are seniors) in Okeechobee.

Okeechobee Age Dependency

65.9

Age Dependency Ratio

29.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Okeechobee Sex Ratio

Female2,49346.87%
Male2,82653.13%

Okeechobee Population by Age

Okeechobee Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,9602.5260.139.9
Married8313.877.522.5
Non Family6081.1254.645.4
Female3002.3654.345.7
Male2211.8217.282.8
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3.07

Average Family Size

2.52

Average Household Size

60.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Okeechobee Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Okeechobee Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Okeechobee Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 60%.

Okeechobee Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$34,536

Average Earnings

$45,881

Average Male

$31,327

Average Female

Okeechobee Earnings by Educational Attainment

Okeechobee Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Okeechobee Language

80.54% of Okeechobee residents speak only English, while 19.46% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 15.95% of the population.

Okeechobee Language

Okeechobee Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White2,63640515.36%
Hispanic1,25434327.35%
Black75527836.82%
Asian1596842.77%
Multiple23093.91%
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22.2%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.86%

Male Poverty Rate

24.81%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Okeechobee

The race most likely to be in poverty in Okeechobee is Asian, with 42.77% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Okeechobee is Multiple, with 3.91% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.65%. Among those working part-time, it was 42.3%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.19%.

Okeechobee Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Bachelors or Greater32.39%
High School16.32%
Less Than 9th Grade14.29%
Some College6.57%
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Okeechobee Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed14.49%
Female Unemployed11.43%
Male Employed10.47%
Male Unemployed10.1%
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Okeechobee Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Okeechobee Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Okeechobee Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

45.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.2%

Male Marriage Rate

41.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Okeechobee Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Okeechobee Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Okeechobee Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Okeechobee Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

413

Number of Veterans

379

Male Veterans

34

Female Veterans

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Okeechobee Veterans by War

count

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Okeechobee Veterans by Age

count

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Okeechobee Veterans by Race

Okeechobee Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

32.92%

Veteran Poverty Rate

45.05%

Veteran Disability Rate

Okeechobee Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

59.8%

Labor Force Participation

56.6%

Employment Rate

5.3%

Unemployment Rate

Okeechobee Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Okeechobee Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Okeechobee Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

57.13%

Born in Okeechobee

89.57%

Native Born

10.43%

Foreign Born

4.02%

Non Citizen

6.41%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

89.57% of Okeechobee residents were born in the United States, with 57.13% having been born in Florida. 4.02% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Okeechobee Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20296,048881.48%
20285,960881.5%
20275,872881.52%
20265,784881.54%
20255,696881.57%
20245,608881.59%
20235,520881.62%
20225,432881.65%
20215,344951.81%
20205,249-379-6.73%
20195,628530.95%
20185,575370.67%
20175,538390.71%
20165,499761.4%
20155,423300.56%
20145,39360.11%
20135,387-51-0.94%
20125,438-28-0.51%
20115,466-13-0.24%
20105,4791031.92%
20005,3764338.76%
19904,94371816.99%
19804,22551013.73%
19703,71576826.06%
19602,947
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Okeechobee Population by Year